Once home to romantic poet Lord Byron, whose tumultuous love life inspired some of his poetry, Nottinghamshire is full of intimate attractions, perfect for a romantic escape.
- Clumber Park was voted the most romantic place for a date in the East Midlands by the Great Date Guide.
- Hodsock Priory is one of the most sought after Wedding Venues in Nottinghamshire, and its Snowdrops at Hodsock event is a must see!
Cosy up in one of Nottinghamshire’s luxurious hotels and B&Bs...
Couples looking for the perfect city-centre love nest can book a stay at St James Hotel or Lace Market Hotel. Located in a quiet area next to the famous Nottingham Castle, guests can expect nothing less than a romantic yet comfortable place to rest their head at St James Hotel, with wonderful Valentine’s packages available. Visitors can also choose to stay in a luxurious Lace Market Hotel, only a stone’s throw away from the city’s finest shops and restaurants.
After a long walk in rural Nottinghamshire, relax at Purple Poppy Cottage. The beautiful blend of boutique style and real home-from-home comfort awaits you at this picturesque cottage so you can relax in front of a burning stove. Elsewhere, the award-winning Browns of Holbeck, highly commended by VisitEngland, offers guests a delightful stay in the peaceful surroundings.
Rather than the usual dinner and a movie, get your adrenalin pumping...
For those looking for something a little different, Tropical Butterfly House is a top choice for Valentine’s dates. If the weather is cold, the walkthrough Butterfly House will transport you to a tropical paradise and couples can also get extra close and personal with the red-ruffed Lemurs, cheeky meerkats or Barn Owl.
In the heart of Sherwood Forest, thrill-seekers can become a real life Tarzan and Jane at Go Ape at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, leaping off Tarzan swings and flying down zip slides. Also in Sherwood Pines, visitors can enjoy a romantic stroll on one of many walking trails or explore the magnificent forest on two wheels.
Dine and wine your lover this Valentine’s...
What is more romantic than drifting along a canal on a narrow boat? Sit back and enjoy a three-course meal with Princess River Cruises. Included in the package is a rose for the ladies, a complimentary drink from the bar for the gentlemen, plus a bottle of wine to share. Meanwhile, at the four-star Ye Olde Bell Hotel, indulge in a candlelit dinner for two in Restaurant Bar 1650 before settling down for the night in an individually styled Classic Room. Newstead Abbey is another must-visit attraction this Valentine's, once home to romantic poet Lord Byron. On 13 February, explore the Abbey on a tour with a glass of wine your hand. Or treat your special someone to a charming afternoon tea experience at Kelham Hall's stately home.